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Queen- News of the World 45th anniversary- Brian May

With the release of November 1977’s “News of the World” , Queen had succeeded as four real “mates” on an international scale, which  would continue only to increase for the next decade. With four writers and vocalists, the band had a surplus of strong songs, while Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury possessed such an operatic voice that it’s easy to forget that both Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor also sang lead on select songs. Brian May is my guest In the Studio.

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Queen- We Will Rock You- London 10-28-77

Like a cosmic rarity, here is an aural snapshot of  a star going into the white-hot state of supernova: Queen in a London studio performing live for the BBC with a then-new song, “We Will Rock You”. Equal parts promise and serving notice, this stuff is historic, essential, and bloody epic!

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Queen- Spread Your Wings- London 10-28-77

Queen always was one of those top-tier bands who could really sing and play their highly arranged material live, and here is ample proof of that fact in a rare live-in-studio performance of “Spread Your Wings” from Autumn 1977, broadcast on BBC Radio from  London’s Maida Vale Studio. –Redbeard

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Heart- Little Queen 45th- Ann & Nancy Wilson

The story of Heart’s debut “Dreamboat Annie” remains one of the Cinderella fairy tale chapters in rock history, but the major label follow up released this week in 1977, “Little Queen”, was made amidst a legal battle prompted precisely because initial big money, & the potential for more.

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Queen- A Day at the Races- Brian May, Roger Taylor

Queen songwriter/ singer/ world-class guitarist Brian May and drummer/singer/songwriter Roger Taylor tell the story of the first five Queen albums including “A Day at the Races”  in this wonderful classic rock interview tribute to the late great Freddie Mercury. -Redbeard

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Queen- Bohemian Rhapsody/ Killer Queen medley- London 1975

The regal rock of Queen came of age on the stage by this time in 1975 as is evidenced by this stunning performance at London’s Odeon Theater with a medley of songs “Black Queen” from Queen II,  “Killer Queen” from their first solid album, 1974’s Sheer Heart Attack , and their breakthrough “Bohemian Rhapsody” from Queen’s fourth effort, A Night at the Opera.

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Queensryche- Empire- Geoff Tate, Chris DeGarmo

Queensryche co-founder/ composer/ guitarist Chris DeGarmo and former singer/ songwriter Geoff Tate may be gone now ( the former pilots corporate jets, the latter heads the band Operation Mindcrime ), but they tell the story of the blockbuster four million-seller Empire and the amazing songs “Best I Can”, “Jet City Woman”,”Della Brown”,” Resistance”,”Hand on Heart”, even a live performance from London’s Hammersmith Odeon just weeks after Empire’s 1990 release.

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Queensryche- Best I Can- Hammersmith Odeon London 11-15-90

In November 1990 Queensryche planted the flag of smartly conceived and played all-American rock in the heart of the British Empire, London’s venerable Hammersmith Odeon theater. This live performance of “Best I Can” is completely live, no overdubs.